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China Extends Military Exercises Near Taiwan With New Drill

  • New operation announced after scheduled end of exercises
  • Signals Beijing wants to keep up pressure after Pelosi visit
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China Sends More Ships, Planes Closer to Taiwan
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China’s military announced a new exercise “near Taiwan” on Monday, signaling that Beijing wanted to keep up pressure on the island past a series of drills announced immediately after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit. 

The People’s Liberation Army practiced antisubmarine operations and air-to-sea strikes in the “space near Taiwan Island,” the Eastern Theater Command said in a statement Monday. The regional military headquarters didn’t specify where the drill was being held or whether it was part of an unprecedented four-day series of exercises around Taiwan that were due to have concluded Sunday.